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Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

By : Bassem Aly
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Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

By: Bassem Aly

Overview of this book

Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python starts by covering the set up of a Python environment to perform automation tasks, as well as the modules, libraries, and tools you will be using. We’ll explore examples of network automation tasks using simple Python programs and Ansible. Next, we will walk you through automating administration tasks with Python Fabric, where you will learn to perform server configuration and administration, along with system administration tasks such as user management, database management, and process management. As you progress through this book, you’ll automate several testing services with Python scripts and perform automation tasks on virtual machines and cloud infrastructure with Python. In the concluding chapters, you will cover Python-based offensive security tools and learn how to automate your security tasks. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the skills of automating several system administration tasks with Python.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Parallel Execution of Python Script

Python has become the de facto standard for network automation. Many network engineers already use it on a daily basis to automate networking tasks, from configuration, to operation, to troubleshooting network problems. In this chapter, we will visit one of the advanced topics in Python: scratching the surface of Python's multiprocessing nature and learning how to use it to accelerate script execution time.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • How Python code is executed in an OS
  • The Python multiprocessing library